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Chad Childers

Chad Childers has been a music lover since his parents dragged him along to an Aerosmith/Bachman Turner Overdrive show as an infant. His love of music turned into a career in the mid-90s when he left a job in the Midwest as a librarian and moved to California to intern for Westwood One Radio. That led to work researching for Casey Kasem's countdown shows, writing and producing the alternative and active rock-related prep services SpinFax, The Fax, and Rip, Read and Rock as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats.
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Nirvana Enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Female Rockers Join Surviving Members for Gig

Here we are now! Entertain us! And for during the late '80s and early '90s that's exactly what Nirvana did. The band's meteoric rise to fame was saluted on Thursday night (April 10)  as they were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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KISS Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

As many rock fans will tell you, the induction of KISS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a long time coming. So it was fitting that a long time fan -- Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello -- had the honor of inducting KISS into the Rock Hall during tonight's ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Former Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley to Take Part in Rock Hall All-Star Jam

While KISS will not be performing at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, at least one of the members will be strapping on their instrument to play at the ceremony. Guitarist Ace Frehley has confirmed he will be part of the ceremony's annual all-star jam that typically concludes the festivities.

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Kiss’ Paul Stanley and Former Drummer Peter Criss Debate Who Wrote Hit Single ‘Beth’

Though KISS have cranked out their fair share of hard rocking anthems over the years, the band's 1976 ballad 'Beth' remains the highest charting song of their career. Drummer Peter Criss is often credited with the songwriting for the track, but he and Paul Stanley have different accounts as to how the track came about.

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Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten and Incubus’ Brandon Boyd Join ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Tour

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) and Incubus leader Brandon Boyd are among the rockers who will make the transition to a different sort of stage for the upcoming traveling production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar.'

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Mourns as Speaker At GWAR Frontman Dave Brockie’s Memorial Service

Rest in peace, Dave Brockie! The beloved GWAR frontman, also known as Oderus Urungus, touched many in the music industry with not only his outspoken and entertaining ways, but also the way in which he treated others. One of those who had a long-running friendship with Brockie was Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, who had a chance to speak at the musician's memorial service.

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